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Lions Roar : January 2012
SHAMBHALA SUN JANUARY 2012 81 Ocean of Dharma continued from page 37 The Sadhana of Mahamudra was a kind of revealed text known as terma. Tr a d i - tionally, terma can emerge as a whole in the mind of a great practitioner. They’re not regarded as the teacher’s personal work, and special marks are put on the text to indicate that. In being revealed, they transcend the personality and own- ership of the teacher who receives them. They have an inherently egoless quality, you might say. They are also timely. In the fall of 1976, Trungpa Rinpoche began to discover more terma. These spoke to a form of teaching that was not strictly Buddhist. They became the basis for Shambhala training, which Rinpoche intended as a secular means of mind train- ing. He called it a path of warriorship. War- rior in this case referred not to someone who fought to gain territory, but rather someone who was brave, who was willing to work with their fear. On the path of the warrior, you work with your fear not by pushing it down, but by “leaning into it.” At that point, he taught, you discover fear- lessness, which is not the absence of fear, but the ability to ride its energy. The breakthrough he had during this period occurred on several levels. For one thing, Rinpoche stepped back from his intense schedule to take a year’s retreat. When he emerged, he began to exhort his students to “cheer up!” He felt their practice of Buddhism had become stuck in many respects in earnest plodding and a habit of looking inward, both personally and as a community. Though many strongly resisted at first, the warrior teachings of Shambhala offered larger possibilities of opening up, in the form of a great societal vision: Shambhala vision applies to people of any faith, not just people who believe in Buddhism. Anyone can benefit with- out its undermining their faith or their relationship with their minister, their priest, their bishop, their pope, what- ever religious leaders they may follow. The Shambhala vision does not dis- tinguish a Buddhist from a Catholic, a Graduate Education at the Frontier of Psychology and Spirituality At ITP we are asking the important questions. Join us and earn your degree. Can higher consciousness be measured? Psy.D. | Ph.D. | M.A . | Certificate Online and On Campus Learning Spiritually-oriented Clinical Psychology Transpersonal Psychology • Counseling (MFT) Women’s Spirituality • Education and Research Coaching • Spiritual Guidance • Creative Expression www.itp.edu • 650-493-4430